Dedicated as Gaeilge quarter a new initiative
For the first time ever, the Ploughing Championships 2013 has a dedicated Irish Language quarter.
'Pobal Na Gaeilge' is an initiative bringing together several Irish language groups to provide visitors with an array of events including musical sessions, competitions, CD launches and information on products, services, and supports available through Irish.
PLENTY OF GAMES FOR LITTLE ONES
Yet another new feature at Ratheniska will be the dedicated Children's Playground at Block 3, Row V, Stand 364. The playground, constructed by Laois Ploughing in conjunction with Go Play/Kompan, includes swings, slides and plenty of obstacles to keep the little ones entertained.
LATEST TRENDS AT FASHION SHOWS
For aspiring fashionistas, the Fashion Marquee hosts the extremely popular daily fashion shows at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm, featuring models from the Holman Lee Model Agency showing off all the latest trends.
Judges will be on the look out for the 'Most Appropriately Dressed' lady and gent at the Ploughing. The winners will take home prizes from Wineport Lodge and Louis Copeland & Sons. Fashion show attendees can also enter a draw for a Thomas Cook Holidays voucher to the value of €500.
For music lovers, the Bandstand (Block 2, Row B1, Stand 538) will showcase the best in local and national talent.